Racing to the Finish

Facebook Memories popped the image on the left of Steam Cat Kimono on my feed. I took that 6 years ago, and decided to pop it next to an image I took of her a month or so ago.  The idea for my book originally popped in my head in 2011, but I didn’t feel…

The State of Things

Yes, there is progress! For about two months I had a mad rush of constant work between photo shoots, video editing, and plain ol’ DayJob stuff, so that updating the Kickstarter and accompanying blog has fallen to the wayside. To answer some incoming questions: 1) How is the book schedule going? I want to assure…

Chronotography Shoot: Dorothy Winterman

For those who don’t know, I’ve been in the New York Steampunk scene since late 2010, early 2011, and one of the first lasting friendships I made was with the beautiful Dorothy Winterman.  This lovely lady has been my big sister through the years, and I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph her…

Take Bad Photos and other Camera stuff

At this point, I am a member of no less than 20 photography groups, and I see the same questions over and over again:  How do I switch from Auto to Manual, How Do I Take Better Shots, and I have [Beginner Camera] but I want to buy [Expensive Pro Camera] to Solve [Issue].  Below…

Chronotography Shoot: Steam Cat Kimono

On August 20 I did an all-day shoot with Steam Cat Kimono out in Long Island.  Despite what her name implies, she did not have a Kimono for this session since I wanted to remain in the Western-idealized version of steampunk.  Instead, she bust out with two very beautiful looks (and this time the wind…

Getting Lit: MISTI-Con

I’ve written before that in future posts, I would be a bit more technical.  For the first post I thought I would use the photos from MISTI-Con, since the gelled lights make the direction of lights way more obvious. The room I was shooting in was a small hotel ballroom, with LARGE windows facing the…

Let’s Get Technical!

I ran a brief poll on Facebook, and it was decided that readers would like some of the posts to be on the technical side of photography. Going forward, I will have some behind the scenes shots that show where the lights are placed, the camera and light settings, and whatever other information is necessary….

Chronotography Shoot: The Fordhams and Tiffany Knight

Last week I was finally able to schedule one of my New Jersey shoots, and as a matter of happenstance, I had another  person available.  So I packed off my gear, and took the drive off to New Jersey, where we visited a train station/ferry port for a few hours and then traveled as a…

Photographing the Imaginary: Jack Meadowsweet

Last weekend, I and Jack Meadowsweet headed out to have our shoot for the Chronotography book.  Jack, who I know through the Harry Potter group, The Group That Shall Not Be Named, took me around Manhattan and suffered greatly in their black velvet outfit in 87* weather. Through the adventure, the heat, and climbing over…

Chronotography will be Available in Print and Digital!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve received many of the same questions that I have answered privately and am now answering publicly – Chronotography will be able to be purchased outside of this Kickstarter. When the product is finished, the hardcover will be available in an online store, and the digital version should be available in the same…

Behind the Scenes: Katie Kat Opera and The Artwork of Brett Kelley

This weekend past, I grabbed two models and set us all up inside of Studio 59 in Torrington, CT.  Studio 59 is a performance gallery inside of a historic church, just minutes from downtown Torrington. Additionally, Kris Costa came all the way up from New Jersey to do Katie’s hair and makeup, and assisted with…

Chronotography Shoot: Katie Cat Opera & The Artwork of Brett Kelley

This weekend I will be completing two more shoots for the Chronotography book – both in the same location, but it is a pretty large place, so I should be able to utilize a lot of it. Model, opera singer, mother, and aerial performer Katie Kat has found a wonderful location for us in Connecticut…